It was a day of quiet on the India-Pakistan front except for the sporadic gunfire exchanged between the two sides in the Akhnoor sector of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the other hand, it is a worrying sign to see no diplomatic efforts being taken up by both the sides to diffuse the tension. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit to have been held in the Pakistan in November was cancelled after India boycotted the summit. The announcement came after Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangaladesh too boycotted the summit on Friday. Sri Lanka too had expressed its reservations.

Politicians on both sides of the border are still making some chest thumping statements. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess. Comparing the Indian Army to Hanuman, he made a reference to the Ramayana in which the monkey god crossed an ocean in a single stride after he was reminded about his extraordinary powers by Jamwant. “Indian troops were like Hanuman who did not quite know their prowess before the surgical strikes,” Parrikar said.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Terming warned that Pakistan is also capable of executing surgical strikes and will not allow anyone to “cast an evil eye” on it.

All Indian channels have been banned in Pakistan. The order of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will come into effect on October 15.

Pakistan has stopped showing Indian films in Pakistan theatres.

There is clamour for Pakistan artists working in Indian film industry to leave the country.

There are some people to people peace initiatives emerging. There is a petition campaign going on asking to bring peace between the two nations.

There is also a poster campign on Facebook. Admiral L. Ramdas, a former chief of Indian Navy, and his wife Lalita Ramdas, a former chairperson of Greenpeace international posted a photo asking for peace between the two neighbours.

Tensions between nuclear armed India and Pakistan rose after terrorists attacked an Indian military camp in Uri in Jammu & Kashmir.

In retalliation India conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control on 28th September.

Millions of people have been evacuated from the border districts of India.

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  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    While there was no effort on both sides to resolve the hostility, according to BBC Hindi repirts (7.30 and 9.30 PM) , people of both sides of birder villages are fleeing from their villages . They are leaving their cattle, fields and homes to save their lives. They are not getting any help from government. But, the leaders on both sides are boasting like warlords while ordinary soldiers and common people are bearing the brunt of troubles . If this continues, the people will suffer for long without livelihood.

  2. K SHESHU BABU says:

    While both countries leadership is engaged in vitriolic attacks on each other with ridiculous invectives, people in the border areas are suffering avcording to BBC Hindi repirts (7.30 and 9.30 PM) . The common people are forced to flee leaving their cattle, farms, houses and their livelihood. This is regrettable because the poor are the most sufferers.

  3. Sudish P says:

    Why diplomacy? If a rapist has repeatedly raped a woman, should her family talk of diplomacy?

  4. goldenfig says:

    Today is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday-Oct 2. 147 years have passed. And in 1908 he taking one look at Modern Civilization(MC) prophesised: Given enough time MC will destroy itself. Even today the world is rooted in MC. And nations are part of this suicide. Catastrophic occurreneces are being crassly inored because they are practicing evil. It is false knowledge that is driving the world towards doom: To cling to one(MC) as if it were all, heedless of the consequences, heedless of the harm, narrow dull and dark. They are ignoring true knowledge: To see one changeless life in all the lives, in the separate, the one Inseparable. And seeing the separate existences apart, they believe thats the truth! Thus the non interacting dams are for meeting world’s water needs say the protagonists and take your legitimate share of Indua waters, or block the Brahmaputra tributary, to hell with the downstream lives! True knowledge however sees the dams together are causing Fukushima meltdowns, tsunamies, Chernobyls, Naroras, Kudankulam mishaps, Andaman Sumatra great quakes and tsunamies. Fukushima would result by 2028 in the killing off of all babies born in India from 2028 onward. Dams are causing CLIMATE CHANGE by direct heating and melting of the earth! Dams are lifting mountains and crushing people underneath. MC does not have the answers! See
    The biggest terrorist in MC says a normal civilization! Wake up nations and set the true agenda for recognising truth and acting swiftly to cause the genesis and support of beings, not their extinction which is being engineered by MC. Waker up and go normal. Trees are infinitely superior to dams. And trees are being murdered true to the policy of those rooted in MC.